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What Is Too Much Screen Time for Kids?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 5/23 12:16A Children's Health Team
When you were a kid, your parents may have plopped you in front of the TV while they did chores. Kids today, however, have even more options for screen time — including tablets, smartphones and laptops. However, more options for screen time...

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Diet: Foods To Eat and Avoid

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 5/23 12:14A kaputk
If you have hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), you know just how hard it can be to keep your symptoms under control. And if you’re looking for ways to lessen the likelihood of flare-ups and keep painful skin lesions at bay, you may want to consider...

Do Salt Rooms Really Offer Health Benefits?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 5/23 12:13A hortonj4
Nearly two centuries ago in Poland, a physician noticed something rather interesting about those who were toiling deep in the Wieliczka Salt Mine: They didn’t have lung issues like workers in other mines. Today’s therapeutic salt rooms owe a debt...

Preparing for Life With Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 5/23 12:13A gilmerm
A cancer diagnosis can be a scary thing, seemingly upending the lives of you and your family. It can be an emotional time of stress, anxiety and fear as you face the unknown. But once the shock of the diagnosis subsides, there are ways you can...

Is It Safe to Use Vodka as Hand Sanitizer?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 5/20 4:00A hollowc2
Q: I’ve heard that using alcohol (like vodka) to kill germs is the same as using hand sanitizer. Is that true?   A: There are a lot of different recipes out there for using alcohol to make your own homemade hand sanitizer , a trend that started...

Understanding Emotional Sobriety and How To Achieve It

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 5/20 12:30A gilmerm
When we talk about sobriety, we’re often referring to physical sobriety, the process by which a person stops using certain addictive substances like alcohol or drugs. But part of the process that’s just as important is often overlooked: Emotional...

Why You Should Ditch Your Phone Before Bed

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 5/20 12:30A hollowc2
If your smartphone rests right next to you (or even under your pillow) every night when you go to sleep, you’re not alone. Our phones are constant companions, even during the wee hours of the night. You’re able to answer calls, texts and emails at...

Tired After Eating? Here’s Why

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 5/20 12:29A schneik4
You just finished lunch. Not only do you feel full, but now the afternoon slump is setting in. So, why is it that you’re always tired after eating? Overall, it’s common to feel a dip in your energy levels after eating, but there are steps you can...

How To Build Mental Strength and Toughness

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 5/20 12:29A schneik4
Our mental strength is tested all the time. You may lose your job or might be dealing with the loss of a loved one. But what exactly is “mental strength”? “When we talk about mental strength, what we’re actually talking about is emotional...

How To Stop Overthinking: Tips and Coping Strategies

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 5/19 12:26A schneik4
We all have times when we worry, whether it’s about work, health, family, relationships or a host of other reasons. But is there a point when you can think and worry too much ? Overthinking is an unhealthy habit that typically causes more stress...

Self-Care After a Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Diagnosis

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 5/19 12:26A gilmerm
The time immediately after a major diagnosis can be chaotic, physically and emotionally. There are doctors’ appointments to schedule, family and work logistics to settle, and treatments to consider. It’s also a stressful and anxious time as you...

Phlegm and Mucus: How To Get Rid of It

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 5/19 12:25A schneik4
Excessive mucus and phlegm may not be much of a conversation starter (unless you’re 14 and trying to spit the farthest). But if you have too much mucus, it can drive you crazy in search of solutions. First, consider that mucus has a purpose. This...

Recipe: Turkish Cucumber Yogurt Dip

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 5/19 12:24A Ann Milanowski
This Turkish Cucumber Yogurt Dip is super quick to make and packs 250 milligrams of calcium into a half-cup serving. Try it with your favorite cut veggies or whole-wheat crackers or pita chips. Ingredients 3 cucumbers 2 cups plain, low or nonfat...

Does It Matter What You Eat Before Donating Blood?

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 5/18 12:29A hortonj4
Donating blood is a selfless act that helps others. But before and after you give, focus on your health by making wise selections regarding what you eat and drink. Your body’s natural recovery process after donating blood can be boosted by what...

A Post-Workout Recovery Plan for Healthy Muscle Growth

Health Essentials | Cleveland Clinic Blog 5/18 12:29A Bone, Muscle and Joint Team
After a strenuous workout, your body needs some recovery time. But giving muscles a well-deserved break can often feel tougher than maxing out on a lift or adding a mile to a training run. The goal is progress, right? And who gets better by taking...
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